LONDON, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Information security specialist successful on first attempt
Portcullis Computer Security, information security specialist, has announced its acceptance into the CREST Cyber Security Incident Response (CSIR) Scheme. The scheme was established by CREST in collaboration with CESG, the information security division of GCHQ, and the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI), to create a set of standards for incident response when dealing with cyber security attacks for both the private and public sector.
Portcullis achieved CSIR certification based on its Cyber Threat Analysis and Detection Service (CTADS)™, an incident response solution designed to identify, control, understand and clean-up attacks. The service is designed to be modular and intelligence-led, equally as adept at responding to state-sponsored 'Advanced Persistent Threats' (APT), criminally motivated attacks, hacktivism, and the more traditional incidents, including insider threat.
Ian Glover, president of CREST, says: "The CSIR scheme brings an added level of integrity and assurance to organisations looking for a security solution, in effect guaranteeing the expertise and competence of CSIR accredited vendors. As such, the accreditation process features stringent standards and is an involved and comprehensive process - not merely box ticking - to ensure that cyber security events are properly handled."
"This is a significant achievement for Portcullis," says Tim Anderson, commercial director, Portcullis Computer Security. "Portcullis was awarded this accreditation upon its first application to the scheme and we believe that this clearly demonstrates the validity of our approach and CTADS incident response service.
"In our approach we balance our technical capabilities with delivering exactly what the client needs, based on working with them to gain a complete understanding of their requirements and internal abilities. We focus on developing the best ways in which to deliver these skills so that the best, most effective solution is implemented."
Anderson goes on to explain: "Throughout the application process it became clear that CREST placed great emphasis on these values, just as we do. The focus of the scheme is therefore on a high level of control and clear communication with the client, but allowing for significant freedom in the underlying engagement."
The CSIR accreditation provides a benchmark that enables organisations to evaluate incident response solutions, and gives added assurances that security companies have both the skills and expertise to deliver the services required. In the same vein, for suppliers such as Portcullis that belong to the scheme, there is added incentive to deliver the best, most appropriate service.
Portcullis will be participating in the CRESTCon & iisp Congress taking place in London on 19 March. The event features leading technical, business and academic experts discussing the most critical information security threats and challenges. Kyriakos Economou, malware researcher at Portcullis will be delivering a seminar titled MalWar Z, based on research covering a wide set of real-world malware samples.
For more information visit: http://www.portcullis-security.com
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